This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.
Globally there are over one million/month searches with 450,000 of them from the United States. There is no one definition although a popular one cited is the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations of March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” As Wikipedia reports, "At the 2005 World Summit it was noted that this requires the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands - the "three pillars" of sustainability. Here on EarthSayers
we express these three pillars as planet, people, and prosperity. We created a taxonomy or content map for the concept which you can use to find information and better understand the concept.
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What is Just Sustainability by Julian Agyeman
Julian Agyeman Keynote from AASHE 2010 Conference. As an ecologist/biogeographer turned environmental social scientist, he has both a science and social science background which helps frame his perspectives, research and scholarship.
Julian Agyeman, professor and chair of urban and environmental policy and planning, holds a a Ph.D in Environmental Education from the University of London, an M.A. in Conservation Policy from Middlesex University, UK and a B.Sc (joint honours) in Geography and Botany from Durham University, UK.
EarthSayer Julian Agyeman
Definition of Sustainability by RealEyes
What is Sustainability? Jill Savery, Sustainability and Sport
Definition of Sustainable Innovation, Elementary Style by Dassault Systems
What is Sustainability by Steve Cochran
Use of the Term, Sustainability by Larry Merculieff (Aleut)
4 Principles to Win the Sustainability 'Game' by Alexandre Magnin
The Demographic Transition Theory by Kim Smith
Defining Sustainability - Business Insights by Dr. Karl-Henrick Robert
How to Save the World by Eero Paloheimo
Sustainability 101: Exponential Growth by Dr. Albert Bartlett
What Is Sustainability? by marine ecologist Dr. Stephen Palumbi
The Natural Step and Sustainability Explained in Two Minutes
Definition of Sustainability by Corporations by Christoph Lueneburger
What is Sustainability to Eastman Chemical Company?
The 3 Finger Test by Professor P
Individual Sustainability by McDearis and Pappas
Consumer Awareness of Sustainability by People 4 Earth
Nevada Trails with Garry Bowen
What is Sustainability by Hunter Lovins
Waking Up to Sustainability by John Elkington
What's Your Vision for Sustainability by Nikos Avionas
The Four Operational Principles of Sustainability by Karl-Henrik Robert